A U.S. Department of Trade--Or Protection

Publication Date: December 1983

Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Benjamin Zycher

Research Area: Trade

Keywords: Trade and foreign aid

Type: Report


In response to pressure from politicians and businessmen, and despite widespread internal dissent, the Reagan Administration has proposed creation of a new cabinet-level Department of International Trade and Industry (DITI), the avowed purposes of which include "expansion of U. S. .exports" and “reduction of overseas barriers (to U.S. firms)."